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The Resource Politeness : some universals in language usage, Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson

Politeness : some universals in language usage, Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson

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Politeness : some universals in language usage
Title
Politeness
Title remainder
some universals in language usage
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson
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Language
eng
Summary
This study is about the principles for constructing polite speeches. The core of it first appeared in Questions and Politeness, edited by Esther N. Goody (now out of print). It is here reissued with a fresh introduction that surveys the considerable literature in linguistics, psychology and the social sciences that the original extended essay stimulated, and suggests distinct directions for research. The authors describe and account for some remarkable parallelisms in the linguistic construction of utterances with which people express themselves in different languages and cultures. A motive for these parallels is isolated and a universal model is constructed outlining the abstract principles underlying polite usages. This is based on the detailed study of three unrelated languages and cultures: the Tamil of South India, the Tzeltal spoken by Mayan Indians in Chiapas, Mexico, and the English of the USA and England. This volume will be of special interest to students in linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, anthropology, and the sociology and social psychology of interaction
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UkCbUP
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Brown, Penelope
Dewey number
401/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
P40.5.E75
LC item number
B76 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Levinson, Stephen C.
Series statement
Studies in interactional sociolinguistics
Series volume
4
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  • Sociolinguistics
  • Etiquette
  • Conversation
  • Pragmatics
  • Speech acts (Linguistics)
  • Social interaction
  • Language and languages
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Politeness : some universals in language usage, Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511813085
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511813085
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Politeness : some universals in language usage, Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511813085
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511813085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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